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Fairfax tournament: Khalil Ahmad leads Corona Centennial to championship

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 Everyone knows about SMU-bound guard Sedrick Barefield of Corona Centennial. But the Fairfax tournament this week introduced rising senior guard Khalil Ahmad, who helped the Huskies defeat Sierra Canyon, 68-65, in Saturday's championship game.

Ahmad, a 6-foot-3 shooting guard, had the game-winning shot to beat Alemany in the semifinals. On Saturday, he scored 29 points. Ahmad and Barefield give the Huskies one of the best guard combinations in Southern California. Barefield turned in his usual stellar game, making a couple of free throws late to keep the Huskies ahead.

Sierra Canyon played without point guard Deveral Ramsey (injured).

In the third-place game, Alemany defeated Chino Hills, 87-83. Sophomore Shacquille Dawkins scored 26 points and junior Daron Henson had 25 points. Lonzo Ball of Chino Hills had 22 points and double digits in assists and rebounds to complete a memorable week in which he previously scored 45, 43 and 40 points.

Orange Lutheran defeated Fairfax, 61-59. Michael Oguine scored 19 points in Chaminade's 55-52 win over Crespi. It was the third consecutive win against a Mission League foe for Chaminade, which has played all summer without 6-10 Trevor Stanback, who appears headed to another school. De'Anthony Melton had a great tournament for Crespi, scoring 23 points.

Harvard-Westlake defeated Santa Monica, 54-46, with Alex Copeland scoring 30 points.

 

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